New tool to calculate hay prices
With the large increase in corn prices lately, some hay producers are asking what minimum hay price they need to match varying corn prices. This Excel spreadsheet from the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Profitability will help answer this question. FULL STORY »
How often should you sample feedstuffs?
Forage sampling and analysis are the backbone of dairy nutrition and ration formulation. These tools have also become an integral part of forage contracting, pricing and inventory control programs used by dairy farmers and their consultants. As a result, traditional forage sampling and analysis guidelines may not always be adequate. FULL STORY »
Management strategies for high moisture corn when molds are present
Once you have identified and quantified the mold present, contacted your crop insurance agent to discuss potential alternatives for the crop, and the decision has been made that you will proceed to harvest and feed the crop as high moisture corn apply the following strategies. FULL STORY »